Category archives for: Books

Chinese Search Engine Firm, Sogou, Using AI To Narrate e-Books In Authors’ Voice

Chinese search engine Sogou is creating artificial-intelligence lookalikes to read popular novels in authors’ voices. It announced “lifelike” avatars of Chinese authors Yue Guan and Bu Xin Tian Shang Diao Xian Bing – created from video recordings – at the China Online Literature+ conference. Chinese think tank iiMedia expects the market to more than double […]

Oliver Stone Memoir Coming In 2020

  Oscar-winning JFK and Platoon filmmaker Oliver Stone, who last film was Snowden has a new project coming our way. Sadly, it is not a movie, but an untitled memoir focusing on his early years , even his time serving in Vietnam. The book will be a warts and all look at his early years. […]

Bonham Carter May Join The Enola Holmes Film

Oscar-nominated actress Helena Bonham Carter will join Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in the film adaptation of Nancy Springer’s Edgar Award-nominated Enola Holmes Mysteries novel series. Millie Bobby Brown  is producing with and her sister, Paige Brown, via their PCMA Productions firm. The books span multiple installments centering on Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ teenage sister […]

CBS Orders To Series The Lincoln Lawyer

CBS has placed an series order for The Lincoln Lawyer. David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, The Practice) will writing and executive producing the legal series which based on the novels by Michael Connelly. Lionsgate previously produced a film adaptation in 2011 starring Matthew McConaughey as Haller. The story follows Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, who […]

Josh Brolin and Miles TellerBoard Sean Penn’s Film Based On Jennifer Vogel’s Flim-Flam Man Memoir

Josh Brolin and Miles Teller are set to join Sean Penn and his children Dylan & Hopper in Penn’s next directorial outing Flag Day for Wonderful Films, Rahway Road, New Element Films and Clyde Is Hungry Films. Based on Jennifer Vogel’s 2005 memoir Flim-Flam Man, which tells the story of  daughter coming to terms with […]

Lionsgate In Talks For Hunger Games Prequel Rights

Scholastic books has announced a May 19th 2020 publication date for a new The Hunger Games prequel novel penned by the series’ author Suzanne Collins. The story is set in the world of Panem, 64 years before the events of the original trilogy on the morning of the reaping of the 10th Hunger Games. Unsurprisingly Lionsgate […]

New Art Book Returns Readers To The World Of Bravest Warriors

Dark Horse Books, Frederator Studios, and Nelvana Ltd. have announced The Art of Bravest Warriors. This exploration of the hit animated series Bravest Warriors features hundreds of marvelous art pieces in one impeccable volume. Reminisce on the team’s greatest adventures from the animated series, the Bravest Warriors! In The Art of Bravest Warriors warp through […]

Dark Horse To Offer Limited Edition For The World Of Tom Clancy’s Division

The World of Tom Clancy’s The Division Limited Edition is the meticulously crafted result of a partnership between Dark Horse books and Ubisoft Entertainment. Written by Rick Barbra, Dark Horse and Ubisoft will only produce 2,500 copies of this highly-anticipated lore tome. Packed with incisive lore and detailed art, this 160-page hardcover brings readers into […]

New Spy Thriller From John le Carré To Arrive Next Autumn

George Smiley is not coming back (yet), but John le Carré is. The renowned spy novelist’s next book, Agent Running in the Field, will be published in October 2019, his publisher Viking announced today. Le Carré’s most recently published book, A Legacy of Spies (2017), featured the first appearance in 27 years by Smiley, an […]

Google Assistant Adds Holiday Features

Google today introduced an update to Google Assistant that brings new behaviors and features to the voice-activated helper. First, the Assistant is rolling out a feature meant for families called Pretty Please. The idea, introduced at I/O in May, is to help parents and families respond to positive conversations with polite reinforcement. When children or other […]

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